Kentucky Tourism

Buckhorn Lake Buckhorn, KY

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park will be closed Jan. 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018.  The lodge and dining hall will all be closed for the winter. The park’s five cottages will remain open. The phone will be answered to take summer reservations. All guest who have reserved a cottage MUST check in by 4 p.m. during this time.


Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
4441 Ky Hwy. 1833
Buckhorn, KY 41721
Park Manager: Greta Gay
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Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 1,200-acre lake. The lodge has 36 rooms offering full amenities as well as two 2-bedroom cottages and three big 3-bedroom cottages that are close by — all available at affordable prices. Cottage check out by 10:00am, local time.

Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. Wi-Fi is only available at the lodge and conference center. We are now pet friendly. There is a two-pet limit per room/cottage. Click here to review our pet policy. View our Deals page for discounts on your weekend getaway to Buckhorn Lake and other Kentucky State Parks.

Click here to Reserve A Lodge Room/Cabin


A long verandah and wall-to-wall windows in the meeting room bring the breathtaking beauty of nature indoors. The conference center is an extension of the lodge, with an additional smaller meeting room located just off the lobby for break-outs or smaller business functions.

Click here to visit Buckhorn Lake's Meetings site.

Bowlingtown Country Kitchen

Our country style menu features many hometown favorites at an affordable price. Seating is available for 220, including two private dining areas that accommodate 40 and 50 people respectively.

As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available.

Restaurant Hours

Dates: May 16 - November 25
Continental breakfast served 7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
Open Daily 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Dates: November 26 - Dec 31 
Continental Breakfast - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 
***Restaurant closed January 1 – April 30, 2018. No continental breakfast will be offered during this time.

Restaurant Menus

Lunch and Dinner Menu Adobe PDF Document
Kid's Menu Adobe PDF Document

Fishing & Boating


Plan your fishing trip and improve your success with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fishing forecast. Fishing is available May – October.
Click here to view. Adobe PDF Document


Water sports enthusiasts will find plenty of recreation and entertainment on Buckhorn Lake. The marina has 95 open slips, two launching ramps, rental pontoon boats, and fishing boats for the ultimate vacation on the water. Boating is available May – October.